Black Feminist Thought: Knowledge, Consciousness, and the by Patricia Hill Collins

By Patricia Hill Collins

Publish 12 months note: First released in 1990

In spite of the double burden of racial and gender discrimination, African-American ladies have built a wealthy highbrow culture that isn't widely recognized. In Black Feminist Thought, Patricia Hill Collins explores the phrases and concepts of Black feminist intellectuals in addition to these African-American girls open air academe.

She presents an interpretive framework for the paintings of such trendy Black feminist thinkers as Angela Davis, bell hooks, Alice Walker, and Audre Lorde. the result's a perfectly crafted publication that gives the 1st artificial evaluation of Black feminist suggestion.

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Instead, the connections here aim for autonomy. Given this need for self-definition and autonomy—an important objective of “an intellectual tradition which until twenty-five years ago did not exist within the academy” (Omolade 1994, ix)—what is the significance of Black women intellectuals within Black feminist thought? Dialogical Practices and Black Women Intellectuals A fourth distinguishing feature of Black feminist thought concerns the essential contributions of African-American women intellectuals.

S. S. Black women’s group knowledge or standpoint. S. Black women encounter societal practices that restrict us to inferior housing, neighborhoods, schools, jobs, and public treatment and hide this differential consideration behind an array of common beliefs about Black women’s intelligence, work habits, and sexuality. These common challenges in turn result in recurring patterns of experiences for individual group members. For example, African-American women from quite diverse backgrounds report similar treatment in stores.

I can’t be looked at any worse in society than I already am—black and female is pretty high on the list of things not to be” (Carroll 1997, 94–95). Many factors explain these diverse responses. For example, although all African-American women encounter institutionalized racism, social class differences among African-American women influence patterns of racism in housing, education, and employment. Middle-class Blacks are more likely to encounter a pernicious form of racism that has left many angry and disappointed (Cose 1993; Feagin and Sikes 1994).

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